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Over 11,000ML to be Drained from Lake Eppalock

September 6, 2023 10:00 am in by
Photo: tracielouise from Getty Images.

More than 11,000 megalitres of water will flow out of Lake Eppalock later this month to improve the health of the Campaspe River downstream.

Rochester residents staged a protest at the lake in July calling for more water to be released to prevent a repeat of the October 2022 floods – taking the matter into their own hands by emptying the lake with buckets.

Lake Eppalock’s storage level was at 100.35 percent capacity as of Monday.

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